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New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. “To Die but Once” (Book 14 in the Maisie Dobbs series) by Jacqueline ...

House Speaker Ryan owed a debt of gratitude

Editorials

Paul Ryan, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has rendered very valuable service to his fellow Americans during his 20 years in Congress. His role has been especially valuable during the past year and a half. Ryan, R-Wisc., revealed Wednesday he will not seek re-election. He said ...

Congress cannot continue to let sleeping national debt dog lie

Editorials

For a time, President Donald Trump said, he thought about vetoing the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress laid on his desk a few weeks ago. Too much money was being spent unnecessarily and some priorities had been ignored, he explained. In the end, Trump signed the bill. Now, he reportedly ...

Lions Club spaghetti meal to benefit Snook family

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce out April spaghetti supper. It will be held at the White Memorial Church, Main Street, Milroy. We will serve from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. The menu will be the same: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, applesauce, bread, homemade ...

MCFB to host Meet the Candidates on May 2

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Mifflin County Farm Bureau is hosting our 2018 primary election Measure the Candidates Night at 7 p.m. on May 2 at the Mifflin County High School. We have invited a total of 21 candidates running for the following offices: The 81st Legislative District, the 82nd ...

Government doesn’t create jobs? Is Wagner serious?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In a recent TV ad, Sen. Scott Wagner states “companies create jobs” and then he advocates cutting the size of government. For him to infer that government doesn’t create good jobs is laughable. Highway construction, maintenance and repairs are just one example of how ...

Given toll of drug abuse, should Washington rethink priorities?

Editorials

Federal officials plan to spend $4.6 billion to battle the opioid addiction crisis this year. That represents a substantial new emphasis on dealing with a very real crisis. But is it enough? Drug abuse is killing about 42,000 people a year in the United States. Yet much more federal money ...

Previous letter writer is again revising history

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter is in response to Stephen Sellers letter to the editor that appeared in The Sentinel on Thursday, April 5. In that letter Mr. Sellers once again revises history. In this, case his own writing. In the most recent letter, Mr. Sellers states of his first letter, ...

Property taxes, not sales or income taxes, stay local

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In a recent TV ad, state Sen. Scott Wagner says that Tom Wolf has enacted “never-ending tax hikes.” It is true that Gov. Wolf has signed some legislation approved first by the Republican-controlled General Assembly that increased “sin” tax revenue to help balance ...